Nov 30, 2012 7:30pm PST
'll meet some of those men briefly and then we'll come back and talk after i play it. >> since america became tough on crime policies, its prison population has nearly doubled. today the u.s. has more than 140,000 people serving life sentences. one of them is forrest lee jones, a third striker doing 25 years to life. >> my third strike is what they call a first-degree burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. that's entering an unoccupied dwelling with the intent to commit larceny. i went inside an apartment and stole a vcr. >> at san quentin prison near san francisco, george leads a group called hope for strikers. most men here say their third strikes weren't violent. >> my name is eddie griffin and i got 270 years to life for possession of cocaine. >> my third strike is burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. it was my first relapse after being clean and sober for almost 10 years. >> so, michael, are those three men typical of the three strikers who were there, and what's the process for deciding who gets out under prop 36? >> well, there is about 9,000 people behind bars serving life terms un
Dec 7, 2012 7:30pm PST
." the president and the speaker square off at the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> that is a bad strategy for america, it's a bad strategy for your businesses, and it is not a game that i will play. >> the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow walk our economy right to the edge of deliberate strategy to slow walk our economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff.